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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
I just read the sequential speeds don't really matter if I'm using it as an OS drive...

Can someone recommend something around the same prices/storage capacity that would actually make sense for what I'll be using it for?
Not sure but the M4 64GB might be right for you.


Website and price:
http://www.crucial.com/store/listmod...536~/list.html


Review:
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html
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$108 - so it competes directly with the Agility 3


Which would you pick, assuming the Agility 3 had a firmware update that fixed the issues it currently has.
    
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Balla get the M4.
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i just got an m4 for my friend, he's really happy w/ it
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post #15 of 23
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$108 - so it competes directly with the Agility 3


Which would you pick, assuming the Agility 3 had a firmware update that fixed the issues it currently has.
I'm not sure, you'd have to do some research

From my experience, OCZ has terrible customer service and don't really treat their customers that well, so you might want to skip them for that very reason. And who knows, new firmware issues might pop with them again, so it might be best if you went with another company (Intel or Crucial).
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post #16 of 23
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I've had 3 of those in RAID 0 for about 7 months now. No problems.
Back when I got them they were around $100. I guess the fact that they use 34nm flash has increased demand a bit.

34nm > 25nm: Faster, lasts longer, less over-provisioning required.

The OCZ drives with an "E" in the part number use 25nm flash. That's why the Vertex 2 has gotten so cheap lately, because the 25nm flash is cheaper.
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post #17 of 23
I would probably get an M4 in your price range. If I was feeling a bit lush, I would step up to an intel though.
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post #18 of 23
Another vote for the Crucial. And God knows I am really not a fan of Micron as a company but I would puke on anything with Sandforce written on it if you care about your data.
The reality is that storage is not like a CPU or a motherboard. It needs to be reliable to the extreme because if it crashes you can lose loads of important data.
For that reason, stick with the big companies which have the resources to thoroughly test their products before release. The small players like OCZ/Indilinx, Sandforce, Jmicron etc do not test as much as Intel/Micron, Marvell, Toshiba and Samsung.
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post #19 of 23
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M4 or C300?

C300 is ~$4 more. Older/slower?
    
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post #20 of 23
The C300 uses IMFT 34nm NAND. Lower density, faster (Only the NAND chip is faster, does not mean the drive is), more reliable: more read cycles and less error prone.
The M4 uses 25nm NAND. It is a cost reduced version of the C300 with an adapted firmware which gives faster sequential read/write and random write speeds but slower random read and error correction to make up for the 25nm NAND drawbacks.
Either is fine. The C300 is no longer produced so stocks are becoming scarce. I just managed to pick up a few more on eBay for $180 for a 128GB but I think the seller sold out.
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